UK Veg Gardeners

May 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Consider Shallots

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I started growing shallots two years ago and I love their easy growing habits.  Shallots are in the onion family and can be grown like onions.  The difference is that they are smaller in size and they have the mild, sweeter taste.  They also store better than onion.  Once lifted and dried you can keep them over a year. 

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Added by Jade Hwang on May 22, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Catch up with the second half of my garden transformation...

After six years there have been lots of changes in our back garden. Now it caters for the whole family and produces lots of fruit, vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. Read the full story with lots of images at…

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Added by Nic Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 19:56 — No Comments

Wordless Wednesday

Found this little guardian hiding in the pots when I gave the greenhouse a spring clean today :) No idea why I can't get him to appear the right way round!!

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Added by Nic Wilson on May 11, 2016 at 14:04 — No Comments

Old chillies v new chillies: how do you grow yours?

I've been attempting to overwinter chillies and work out whether it's worth it, or whether sowing afresh each year is best. Read the full article at…

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Added by Nic Wilson on May 8, 2016 at 22:22 — 4 Comments

Darling buds of May

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In spite of the cold spell we now have many, many darling buds of May! The biggest of them all are flower buds of peony, they are almost the size of chicken eggs.  And I am looking forward to their deep  fuchsia  blooms to fill my vase with.  Cherry tree is very prolific this year, all the branches are covered with flower buds. I did applied a generous layer of wood ashes and…

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Added by Jade Hwang on May 5, 2016 at 20:30 — 4 Comments

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